Did you start with shoestring budget in Adsense of IM?

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I am seeing all these threads I MAKE 2000/MONTH IN ADSENSE AFTER 3 MONTHS

but brush quickly by the fact it cost them $3000 out of pocket for content outsourcing, backlinking on fiverr gigs or senuke blasts or Article marketing networks

Lots of newbies to Adsense and IM In general (I am not a newbie per se but to SEO I am and to Mainstream I am) dont have thousands of dollars laying around

Recent family events have depleted funds, (medical, court etc) so at present dont have thousands of dollars to do the $50/site plan that so many of these threads seem to follow

Anyone done start from scratch with not much of a budget?

Please all of those who are going to pipe in
1. you are making excuses outwest
2. takes money to make money

heard that before

Just want people who have done a shoestring budget, and hear their stories
#adsense #budget #shoestring #start
  • Profile picture of the author d0rhk
    I'll chime in.

    After having some success building micro niche sites, I decided last month to scale it up a bit.

    In two weeks I built 16 sites, keep in mind I have a full time job. The key here is to work smart, and outsource the stuff that takes the most time.

    Of those 16 sites, the only work I did was setup the domain on my cpanel, add the content and setup ALN campaigns.

    So far, for the 16 site network it has cost me $198.43 USD, so about $12.40 per site.

    Each site has: Keyword research, Wordpress setup, 2 images at the top, 2 pieces of content totaling 600-800 words, adsense added, 6-10 ALN campaigns.

    Outsourced:
    I have 3 fiverr gigs done for 3 diff sites.
    Keyword research
    Content

    The key to saving money is finding good deals, so use coupons when you buy domains. Be smart when getting content. And DO WORK! Setting up 16 sites took no time at all, theres plugins out there that allow you to clone WP sites. I made one site and cloned it 15 times.

    I figure in 3 months time I'll be able to get these 16 sites up to about $80-100/m and sell it for $900-1500. I might even make 4 more and aim higher for the income.
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    • Profile picture of the author bitriot
      Outwest, why do you need to spend so much money to make Adsense sites?

      Why don't you take $10, register a domain and then do everything else yourself?

      Set up the site, write and post a few articles, backlink. That's all it takes. Is that a lot of work? Well, yes... But since your constant complaint is lack of funds, you are going to instead need to spend the time instead of the money.

      And anyhow, this is the best way to start with Adsense because you will learn what works and why it works. Then when it IS time to scale and outsource, you wont be wasting your money.

      Honestly, it sounds to me like you are looking for a reason to decide that the Adsense model will fail, before you even try. Or looking to get rich quick.

      Anyhow, Adsense isn't complicated. You do the work or you don't. You spend money or you don't. You become successful, or you don't.
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      • Profile picture of the author outwest
        Originally Posted by bitriot View Post

        Outwest, why do you need to spend so much money to make Adsense sites?

        Why don't you take $10, register a domain and then do everything else yourself?

        Set up the site, write and post a few articles, backlink. That's all it takes. Is that a lot of work? Well, yes... But since your constant complaint is lack of funds, you are going to instead need to spend the time instead of the money.

        And anyhow, this is the best way to start with Adsense because you will learn what works and why it works. Then when it IS time to scale and outsource, you wont be wasting your money.

        Honestly, it sounds to me like you are looking for a reason to decide that the Adsense model will fail, before you even try. Or looking to get rich quick.

        Anyhow, Adsense isn't complicated. You do the work or you don't. You spend money or you don't. You become successful, or you don't.


        I am asking people who have done Adsense it on a budget how they did it. Ok?



        I am saying 99 percent of these threads are based on 3000 bucks starting capital and I DONT HAVE IT

        So I am asking people who have done adsense on a budget how they did it, where they put their time what they outsourced, how much it cost them, etc.

        People who have not done Adsense on a budget. I am really not interested in your comments, Only those AS I STATED IN MY POST. are the ones I would like to chime in
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        • Profile picture of the author bitriot
          Originally Posted by outwest View Post

          I am asking people who have done Adsense it on a budget how they did it. Ok?



          I am saying 99 percent of these threads are based on 3000 bucks starting capital and I DONT HAVE IT

          So I am asking people who have done adsense on a budget how they did it, where they put their time what they outsourced, how much it cost them, etc.

          People who have not done Adsense on a budget. I am really not interested in your comments, Only those AS I STATED IN MY POST. are the ones I would like to chime in
          What is it with posters on the WF copping such attitude when people answer their questions. I answered your question.

          If you are on a budget and can not outsource your adsense sites, you:

          1. Register a domain.
          2. Write Articles and post them.
          3. Backlink.

          That is it. You get 1 site that makes $10 a month, then you get 2, then you get 3 and eventually, you are able to roll those earnings to outsource whatever you want.

          People on a shoestring budget can not afford to outsource so that should not be a consideration. That money should be saved for domains. And if it turns out, you have a little bit of money for outsourcing, then you outsource as much as you can - backlinks or articles - and build as many sites as you can within your budget.

          Furthermore, 99% of these threads are NOT about starting an adsense business with $3K. In fact, only 1 of the threads on the SEO board has been about that. Most people are just like you - wanting to know how to make money without spending any money.

          And I say all this as someone who started out making $10 a month and now makes 4 figures a month, exclusively, from adsense.

          What else are you looking for? There are a million adsense blueprints out there and they all work the same. There is no magic bullet - you just need to do work.
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          • Profile picture of the author TheFBGuy
            Originally Posted by bitriot View Post

            What is it with posters on the WF copping such attitude when people answer their questions. I answered your question.

            If you are on a budget and can not outsource your adsense sites, you:

            1. Register a domain.
            2. Write Articles and post them.
            3. Backlink.

            That is it. You get 1 site that makes $10 a month, then you get 2, then you get 3 and eventually, you are able to roll those earnings to outsource whatever you want.

            People on a shoestring budget can not afford to outsource so that should not be a consideration. That money should be saved for domains. And if it turns out, you have a little bit of money for outsourcing, then you outsource as much as you can - backlinks or articles - and build as many sites as you can within your budget.

            Furthermore, 99% of these threads are NOT about starting an adsense business with $3K. In fact, only 1 of the threads on the SEO board has been about that. Most people are just like you - wanting to know how to make money without spending any money.

            And I say all this as someone who started out making $10 a month and now makes 4 figures a month, exclusively, from adsense.

            What else are you looking for? There are a million adsense blueprints out there and they all work the same. There is no magic bullet - you just need to do work.
            Well said, and people who usually ask such questions, spend too much time asking and reading on forums instead of taking action and investing in their businesses/sites.
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          • Profile picture of the author Brendanm
            Originally Posted by bitriot View Post

            What is it with posters on the WF copping such attitude when people answer their questions. I answered your question.

            If you are on a budget and can not outsource your adsense sites, you:

            1. Register a domain.
            2. Write Articles and post them.
            3. Backlink.

            That is it. You get 1 site that makes $10 a month, then you get 2, then you get 3 and eventually, you are able to roll those earnings to outsource whatever you want.

            People on a shoestring budget can not afford to outsource so that should not be a consideration. That money should be saved for domains. And if it turns out, you have a little bit of money for outsourcing, then you outsource as much as you can - backlinks or articles - and build as many sites as you can within your budget.

            Furthermore, 99% of these threads are NOT about starting an adsense business with $3K. In fact, only 1 of the threads on the SEO board has been about that. Most people are just like you - wanting to know how to make money without spending any money.

            And I say all this as someone who started out making $10 a month and now makes 4 figures a month, exclusively, from adsense.

            What else are you looking for? There are a million adsense blueprints out there and they all work the same. There is no magic bullet - you just need to do work.
            Could not agree more. I literally started with the whole IM business a few weeks ago and have got myself 3 adsense niche websites and a couple of product websites. I started with only enough cash for a year hosting and some domain names and i write all my articles my self as well as set everything up.
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          • Profile picture of the author outwest
            Some of the comments on how to do this have been helpful,
            but get real
            I KNOW I CAN DO IT MYSELF, it doesnt take a genius to figure that out

            I am asking THOSE WHO HAVE DONE ADSENSE ON A BUDGET FROM SCRATCH,

            HOW THEY DID IT
            What did they outsource, what did they do themselves
            What tools did they use, to save money or time

            Those "experts " piping in with sarcastic comments , those are not useful
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    • Profile picture of the author outwest
      Originally Posted by d0rhk View Post

      I'll chime in.

      After having some success building micro niche sites, I decided last month to scale it up a bit.

      In two weeks I built 16 sites, keep in mind I have a full time job. The key here is to work smart, and outsource the stuff that takes the most time.

      Of those 16 sites, the only work I did was setup the domain on my cpanel, add the content and setup ALN campaigns.

      So far, for the 16 site network it has cost me $198.43 USD, so about $12.40 per site.

      Each site has: Keyword research, Wordpress setup, 2 images at the top, 2 pieces of content totaling 600-800 words, adsense added, 6-10 ALN campaigns.

      Outsourced:
      I have 3 fiverr gigs done for 3 diff sites.
      Keyword research
      Content

      The key to saving money is finding good deals, so use coupons when you buy domains. Be smart when getting content. And DO WORK! Setting up 16 sites took no time at all, theres plugins out there that allow you to clone WP sites. I made one site and cloned it 15 times.

      I figure in 3 months time I'll be able to get these 16 sites up to about $80-100/m and sell it for $900-1500. I might even make 4 more and aim higher for the income.
      Thanks very much for this post, good strategy
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  • Profile picture of the author Ant B
    The more time you spend here asking these types of questions the less time you are putting into making your websites and the less chance you have of making it.

    It is possible to do with no investment, it will take a lot longer and you will have to substitute your time for monetary investment but I and others have already repeated this numerous times in the other similar threads you have posted.

    Asking the same or similar questions and reading other peoples success threads is not a good use of your time and is definitely not going to make you any money. Think positive and start with your first site, make $1 a day initially and scale from there. Soon you will have money to invest.

    @ d0rhk - you list what it cost you but no return on investment listed so while you appear to have spent a lot less than the other people outwest has been following you haven't told us what it made you, if anything yet to compare. Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author d0rhk
      Originally Posted by Ant B View Post


      @ d0rhk - you list what it cost you but no return on investment listed so while you appear to have spent a lot less than the other people outwest has been following you haven't told us what it made you, if anything yet to compare. Thanks

      I'll be straight with you, I finished the sites around march 1st, and since then i've made about $9 with the network. Some of the sites arent even indexed, so I have a ways to go. I'll probably continue making sites steadily for a few months, and sell off the lower earners.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheFBGuy
    Originally Posted by outwest View Post

    I am seeing all these threads I MAKE 2000/MONTH IN ADSENSE AFTER 3 MONTHS

    but brush quickly by the fact it cost them $3000 out of pocket for content outsourcing, backlinking on fiverr gigs or senuke blasts or Article marketing networks

    Lots of newbies to Adsense and IM In general (I am not a newbie per se but to SEO I am and to Mainstream I am) dont have thousands of dollars laying around

    Recent family events have depleted funds, (medical, court etc) so at present dont have thousands of dollars to do the $50/site plan that so many of these threads seem to follow

    Anyone done start from scratch with not much of a budget?

    Please all of those who are going to pipe in
    1. you are making excuses outwest
    2. takes money to make money

    heard that before

    Just want people who have done a shoestring budget, and hear their stories
    Need motivation, eh? Well, then you will enjoy my case study I have been working on in my secret lap room of how I took the much disputed .INFO domain to page 1 of Google, ranking for multiple keywords and is making me money while I snooze, true autopilot. ( this was done to show and proof once for all that you get make money with any domain, regardless of extension/TLD, i was sick of those .infos can't rank threads )

    The report should be ready in 2 - 3 weeks. I tell ALL, in fact, I even reveal this .info domain/website for all to see
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  • Profile picture of the author J0hnnycl1ckz
    You just need to look at how much you spend on a per project basis. $11 for a 1 year .com/.net/.org registration and $25 for 1 year of hosting = project cost of $36 per year. Always plan ahead with the annual cost of a project so their are no surprises down the road.

    Shoestring budget would suggest the lowest possible budget so you shouldn't outsource anything. Also you can't expect much for a decent amount of time because everything is on your shoulders. I outsource articles/seo and with the cost of domains/hosting, each project costs $60.30 per year. Once you got your budget down, determine your production rate and use that information to set realistic goals/expectations so you're not dissapointed.

    In the beginning, I only spent the bare minimum which I noted above. However, based on my experiences getting to a livable income would take many years.
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    • Profile picture of the author outwest
      Originally Posted by J0hnnycl1ckz View Post

      You just need to look at how much you spend on a per project basis. $11 for a 1 year .com/.net/.org registration and $25 for 1 year of hosting = project cost of $36 per year. Always plan ahead with the annual cost of a project so their are no surprises down the road.

      Shoestring budget would suggest the lowest possible budget so you shouldn't outsource anything. Also you can't expect much for a decent amount of time because everything is on your shoulders. I outsource articles/seo and with the cost of domains/hosting, each project costs $60.30 per year. Once you got your budget down, determine your production rate and use that information to set realistic goals/expectations so you're not dissapointed.

      In the beginning, I only spent the bare minimum which I noted above. However, based on my experiences getting to a livable income would take many years.
      Where are you getting the $25/year for hosting? per domain?
      I dont pay anything near that
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      • Profile picture of the author J0hnnycl1ckz
        Originally Posted by outwest View Post

        Where are you getting the $25/year for hosting? per domain?
        I dont pay anything near that
        Hatchling plan is $3.96 at HostGator. My hosting cost per project is $.60/month. If you build only 1 site then your project absorbs the entire cost. That is called a dynamic cost. Obviously the cost goes down per project as you add more domains to your hosting, but there still is a cost for each that you should always know (which was the point). Back to your original question:


        Did I start with a shoestring budget?


        Yes, however, be prepared to work alot with little to no results for quite some time. I did not stay on a shoe string budget simply because the time I would have to invest + the time it takes to see results was way too long for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author dennis09
    There's a lot of good advice being posted for you, your main battle on a shoestring budget will be balancing your time and money.

    A money saving alternative to SE Nuke (if you were thinking of going that route) is Magic Submitter. It has the same functionality plus the ability to custom program your own sites (hint:no more manual account creations). It's only $67/m which is FAR cheaper, and it comes with a 30 day trial.

    For article spinning go and get yourself Spin Chimp. It's free and arguably one of, if not THE, best spinners on the market. I personally use it.

    And one of the best pieces of advice ever that people are quick to brush off: It all comes down to the keywords...pick good keywords
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    • Profile picture of the author Matt281
      I started on a shoestring (with absolutely 0 knowledge of internet marketing), and still spend virtually no money on SEO. I made a little over $300 off adsense last month, and expect to me making $500 or so within the next couple months.

      When I started, I paid $50 for web hosting for 6 months, and started a trial with thekeywordacademy.com, getting the first 2 months free using their affiliate link through hostgator (which I don't think they still have). $29 a month after that, which I kept paying because of their backlinking service.

      Right now I don't pay anything except web hosting and I've been doing my linking for the past few months through free services, free trials which I cancel and $5 trials. I'd probably sign up for BMR if I could get in right now, because I'm getting a little frustrated with the quality of most of these backlinking services, but I suppose you get what you pay for (or don't pay for).

      So yeah, on a shoestring you can pay nothing but webhosting and build links through free trials, free services, manual blog commenting and so on.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketwarrior06
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    i don't know too much. but i can tell you my own story.
    i worked for more than 6 months with 2 blogs. all the works like contents, web designing, monetizing and backlinking were done by me and my wife. after 6/7 months i started getting around 100$ per month from adsense. and after crossing the year the blogs started giving me around 300$ per month.
    so i achieved this small amount without investing a single $. but now i am about to spend some in the fiverr gigs and some Article marketings. so it will increase my revenue to 500$ and the total investment will be around 100$. so the total benefit is only 100$ but it will definitely reduce my time.
    thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Kreative4
    I save money by creating content myself. I outsource the SEO works only(boring and time consuming) and i am not after fast success. I have other sources of income
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  • Profile picture of the author Natlex
    I probably did not spent more than $50/month for my first 5 months in IM. I`m naturally very cheap even if I had the money... Once I reached $50+ a month in earnings I started investing more and honestly, I could have made things go way faster if I started earlier. I think it`s better to have a side job while you start IM, re-investing the money is really important...
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  • Profile picture of the author TopBackBuilder
    I suggest you craigslist some odd jobs and use that money for a real investment, 50 dollars will get you nowhere (unless you have seo skills and want to use WF to make money).
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  • Profile picture of the author lovboa
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    I understand where Outwest is coming from in this thread. I've seen the threads he's talking about and although it seems like a great model I would love to implement, it is not something I can afford to do right now.

    For people saying do it yourself, go read the threads. We're talking about dozens of sites here and it's really not worth the time and effort to be writing all the content and manually backlinking for each site.

    For people like me, I'm still a broke college student and after seeing successful strategies like that, I can only say I'm going to do that one day when I have the money. For now, it's one site at a time manually, and only making quality authority sites. When I get extra money to invest into projects, then I'll go ahead and experiment with various websites.
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    • Profile picture of the author outwest
      Originally Posted by lovboa View Post

      I understand where Outwest is coming from in this thread. I've seen the threads he's talking about and although it seems like a great model I would love to implement, it is not something I can afford to do right now.

      For people saying do it yourself, go read the threads. We're talking about dozens of sites here and it's really not worth the time and effort to be writing all the content and manually backlinking for each site.

      For people like me, I'm still a broke college student and after seeing successful strategies like that, I can only say I'm going to do that one day when I have the money. For now, it's one site at a time manually, and only making quality authority sites. When I get extra money to invest into projects, then I'll go ahead and experiment with various websites.
      Considering most of the do it yourselfers report back that they proudly make 100/month after 6 months, I think you are right. Its not worth the time and effort

      If I am going to bust my ass, I want to see some money coming in, and its plain to see by the feedback that if you dont have money to outsource, you are chasing your tail for peanuts

      I rather do CPA and start with 500 bucks there, the learning curve is a bit steep but at least you dont have to have 3k to start. I will keep watching the threads to see if any do it yourselfers report any decent money within 6 months of starting, but so far I have not seen that

      Hell I would rather write articles for others for 5 to 7 bucks apiece, for 3 hours a day, and make 30-40 bucks/day for a few hours work

      at least I know I am getting paid 1k a month for 3 hours per day work. Then save up from my other resources and do the Adsense Empire 50 sites method. But this doing it yourself with zero money to start............. seems like a losing proposition

      remember this, and I think it makes sense (learned a few things in business school)
      If you pay your gardener 1 dollar per hour, and you decide to do your own gardening, You are basically paying yourself 1 dollar per hour for that time, same as the gardener

      If you can outsource articles for 1.50 an hour and you end up spending all day doing that yourself. Guess what your salary is? Yup 1.50 per hour. Thats why the do it yourselfers make crap money.

      I understand where everyone is coming from in this thread
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      • Profile picture of the author bitriot
        Originally Posted by outwest View Post

        Considering most of the do it yourselfers report back that they proudly make 100/month after 6 months, I think you are right. Its not worth the time and effort

        If I am going to bust my ass, I want to see some money coming in, and its plain to see by the feedback that if you dont have money to outsource, you are chasing your tail for peanuts

        I rather do CPA and start with 500 bucks there, the learning curve is a bit steep but at least you dont have to have 3k to start. I will keep watching the threads to see if any do it yourselfers report any decent money within 6 months of starting, but so far I have not seen that

        Hell I would rather write articles for others for 5 to 7 bucks apiece, for 3 hours a day, and make 30-40 bucks/day for a few hours work

        at least I know I am getting paid 1k a month for 3 hours per day work. Then save up from my other resources and do the Adsense Empire 50 sites method. But this doing it yourself with zero money to start............. seems like a losing proposition

        remember this, and I think it makes sense (learned a few things in business school)
        If you pay your gardener 1 dollar per hour, and you decide to do your own gardening, You are basically paying yourself 1 dollar per hour for that time, same as the gardener

        If you can outsource articles for 1.50 an hour and you end up spending all day doing that yourself. Guess what your salary is? Yup 1.50 per hour. Thats why the do it yourselfers make crap money.

        I understand where everyone is coming from in this thread
        You are missing the point. If we assume that the "do it yourselfers" are new to IM and new to Adsense, of course they are going to have terrible results with limited sites in a limited time frame. The whole reason that they DON'T outsource is because they are not successful.

        If on the other hand, you asked successful adsense publishers to build sites by hand, they could do it and they would begin earning quickly. But of course, those of us who are successful with adsense don't need to do it by hand anymore.

        it is a catch 22 really.

        Anyhow, adsense isn't for everyone. You go ahead and write articles... I am gonna continue to earn while I sleep.
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        • Profile picture of the author outwest
          Originally Posted by bitriot View Post

          You are missing the point. If we assume that the "do it yourselfers" are new to IM and new to Adsense, of course they are going to have terrible results with limited sites in a limited time frame. The whole reason that they DON'T outsource is because they are not successful.

          If on the other hand, you asked successful adsense publishers to build sites by hand, they could do it and they would begin earning quickly. But of course, those of us who are successful with adsense don't need to do it by hand anymore.

          it is a catch 22 really.

          Anyhow, adsense isn't for everyone. You go ahead and write articles... I am gonna continue to earn while I sleep.
          Anyone who is in your position COULD do it by himself. no doubt. But the question is do you outsource? of course you do, because you realize your time is more valuable, than 1c per word articles, or backlinking your own sites by yourself.

          Nice try I am not buying what you said

          Plus
          I never said my long term plan is writing articles for cash, its just to keep cash coming in until I get the money to bank a larger Adsense startup plan

          What I am saying about what you said, is
          It is not possible to attain the success of the 2000 in 2-3 months guys without outsourcing, and only doing it yourself, Or I guess you could follow a plan of making sites one at a time, waiting for each site to hit 10 dollars/month, and then flip each site for a whopping 100 dollars, or reinvest the 10/month. It doesnt make sense as a longterm business plan

          even if you wrote all the articles yourself, who is going to backlink your sites? you going to do all that by yourself? good luck doing that by yourself for free\

          Any successful company outsources
          Do you think apple would be successful and worth 500 billion dollars if they didnt have tons of factories in China cranking out their products?
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          • Profile picture of the author bitriot
            Originally Posted by outwest View Post

            Anyone who is in your position COULD do it by himself. no doubt. But the question is do you outsource? of course you do, because you realize your time is more valuable, than 1c per word articles, or backlinking your own sites by yourself.

            Nice try I am not buying what you said

            Plus
            I never said my long term plan is writing articles for cash, its just to keep cash coming in until I get the money to bank a larger Adsense startup plan

            What I am saying about what you said, is
            It is not possible to attain the success of the 2000 in 2-3 months guys without outsourcing, and only doing it yourself, Or I guess you could follow a plan of making sites one at a time, waiting for each site to hit 10 dollars/month, and then flip each site for a whopping 100 dollars, or reinvest the 10/month. It doesnt make sense as a longterm business plan

            even if you wrote all the articles yourself, who is going to backlink your sites? you going to do all that by yourself? good luck doing that by yourself for free

            Any successful company outsources
            Do you think apple would be successful and worth 500 billion dollars if they didnt have tons of factories in China cranking out their products?
            Look this is my last reply to this thread because you aren't listening and it doesn't seem like I am going to convince you of anything.

            But, allow me to reiterate... WHEN I STARTED WITH ADSENSE, I HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS DOING. I HAD NO MONEY. I BUILT APPROXIMATELY 3 3-5 page MICROSITES. EVENTUALLY THEY STARTED MAKiNG A LITTLE BIT OF MONEY, SO I TOOK THAT MONEY AND BUILT THREE MORE MICRO SITES. AND ONCE THOSE STARTED MAKING A LITTLE BIT OF MONEY, I TOOK THE MONEY FROM ALL 6 OF THESE SITES AND BUILT... EVEN MORE SITES!

            All the while writing my own articles and backlinking my own sites because, basically, I am not a moron and backlinking and writing are easy tasks if tedious.

            Anyhow, eventually, I was able to begin outsourcing because I was making around $200 a month. Now I make much more. But when I started, I didn't.

            In roughly 1 year I went from earning $10 /mo to $1k+ /mo while working on adsense part time.

            I will probably end this year with adsense earnings in the mid 4 figures range because I am scaling out my model.

            It is probably true that you can not go from $0 to $2000 /mo with adsense in most cases if you are not paying for outsourced work to help out of the gate.

            But so what?

            Is getting to 1k-2k a month of passive income in one year bad performance? A bad "long term plan"?

            I am not sure what you are looking for or trying to prove? Adsense IS a good model. It is a model that you can apply with MINIMAL start up cost. It is a model that can yield tremendous results in a REASONABLE amount of time.

            It is probably not the best get rich quick model and that seems to be what you are interested in. Sorry.
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            • Profile picture of the author outwest
              Originally Posted by bitriot View Post

              Look this is my last reply to this thread because you aren't listening and it doesn't seem like I am going to convince you of anything.

              But, allow me to reiterate... WHEN I STARTED WITH ADSENSE, I HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS DOING. I HAD NO MONEY. I BUILT APPROXIMATELY 3 3-5 page MICROSITES. EVENTUALLY THEY STARTED MAKiNG A LITTLE BIT OF MONEY, SO I TOOK THAT MONEY AND BUILT THREE MORE MICRO SITES. AND ONCE THOSE STARTED MAKING A LITTLE BIT OF MONEY, I TOOK THE MONEY FROM ALL 6 OF THESE SITES AND BUILT... EVEN MORE SITES!

              All the while writing my own articles and backlinking my own sites because, basically, I am not a moron and backlinking and writing are easy tasks if tedious.

              Anyhow, eventually, I was able to begin outsourcing because I was making around $200 a month. Now I make much more. But when I started, I didn't.

              In roughly 1 year I went from earning $10 /mo to $1k+ /mo while working on adsense part time.

              I will probably end this year with adsense earnings in the mid 4 figures range because I am scaling out my model.

              It is probably true that you can not go from $0 to $2000 /mo with adsense in most cases if you are not paying for outsourced work to help out of the gate.

              But so what?

              Is getting to 1k-2k a month of passive income in one year bad performance? A bad "long term plan"?

              I am not sure what you are looking for or trying to prove? Adsense IS a good model. It is a model that you can apply with MINIMAL start up cost. It is a model that can yield tremendous results in a REASONABLE amount of time.

              It is probably not the best get rich quick model and that seems to be what you are interested in. Sorry.
              Thanks thats exactly the kind of story this thread is looking for
              results, and from the horses mouth

              all the rest on my part is, while sometimes valid, more speculative than anything

              thanks again for posting your story.
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  • Profile picture of the author ecoverbee20
    If you want to build tons of adsense sites then you need to be an awesome writer that can write unique content and lots of it otherwise you will need to outsource it and that costs money.

    buy domain name $10
    buy articles 500 words $4 x 5 = $20
    backlinks membership site $15 per month
    keyword research fiverr $5 each site

    $50 per site it cost me and thats not including themese I paid for, clone wordpress and other tools.

    Its only cheap if you decide to do everything yourself.

    $50 usually I profit after 6 months and thats me being lazy

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Mantasmo
    Hey outwest, let me give you a quick example, not sure if it's what you're looking for though.

    Early last year I had a client who bought three Adsense minisites from us (we don't sell minisites any more). He did really good keyword research and left it up to us to build the sites. Nothing fancy - 5 articles/pages and a simple theme.

    He then did some SEO (not a lot, spent around $50-$100 per site). Put Adsense on the sites and waited.

    Three months later he sold:

    Site one - $3600, site two - $800 and site three - $250.

    True story. Good keyword research and he's quite experienced. But still - it's definitely doable. After this he ordered another 100+ sites from me and has made probably around 30x returns so far (only sold a fraction of the sites). This is one of the reasons we went 100% into building stuff in house and no longer working with clients. It's just too easy.

    Not every minisite is going to be a success, hence you might struggle on a tiny budget. But good luck, honestly.

    edit: forgot to mention that he paid us $40 per site, everything included. If you did all setup yourself and wrote your own articles, then total cost would be domain + hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    Yes but bnetwork a lot of these sites these guys are throwing up ARE minisites, 3-5 pages, 500 words/page

    isnt that a minisite?
    Reason you dont do minisites any more? Google slaps them? right>
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    • Profile picture of the author Mantasmo
      Originally Posted by outwest View Post

      Yes but bnetwork a lot of these sites these guys are throwing up ARE minisites, 3-5 pages, 500 words/page

      isnt that a minisite?
      Reason you dont do minisites any more? Google slaps them? right>
      Nope, I don't do them because I go after this differently. Minisites can work, but you need to do them right. Most sites that I see others building are crap. Plus it's kind of hit and miss when it comes to it.

      There's a guy on my skype list right now who has over 200 minisites doing really good with Adsense. I can't talk about his business much (at all really), but basically the key to his success is keyword research. And not the type of kw research that I see being taught here (or in WSOs or w/e).

      Always use EMDs when building minisites. I don't use EMDs myself, because there aren't any for keywords that I'm targeting.
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  • Profile picture of the author speedbird
    Online marketing success requires patience,skill, dedication, time, hardwork and of-course some capital..if you are into online marketing to make a quick buck, am afraid that you are duped big time..
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